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'Crazy Rich Asians' Director Shares Emotional Letter He Wrote To Coldplay Asking To Use 'Yellow' In The Film

By Vanessa Nix Anthony

For Director Jon M. Chu, it was an impassioned letter that made all the difference in getting his hands on Coldplay's song.

Crazy Rich Asians may be the hottest rom-com ticket in town bringing in an impressive $34 million over its five-day opening weekend, making it the "best-performing comedy since last year’s Girls Trip," according to Wired Magazine. It's also the first wide release Hollywood movie with an all-Asian cast in the 25 years since The Joy Luck Club hit theaters back in 1993—and it's anticipated to do even better this weekend. 

For some, that's due in no small part to the movie's soundtrack, which features predominantly Asian artists as well. 

With a track list carefully curated by Chu and music supervisor Gabe Hilfer (who compiled a list of nearly 100 songs about money) the soundtrack boasts some killer reimagined hits like Coldplay's Yellow performed by Katherine Ho, Madonna's Material Girl (200Du) by Sally Yeh, and Barrett Strong's famously covered Beatles' tune, Money (That's What I Want) hotly redone by 19 year-old Cheryl K. and one of the movie's supporting cast members, rapper Awkwafina. 

But to Chu, it was Coldplay's Yellow that he most wanted to see on the soundtrack.